Quotation Hornik, Kurt, Murdoch, Duncan, Zeileis, Achim. 2011. Who Did What? The Roles of R Package Authors and How to Refer to Them. Research Report Series, Institute for Statistics and Mathematics, Report 114.


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Computational infrastructure for reprenting persons and citations has been available in R for several years, but has been restructured through enhanced classes "person" and "bibentry" in recent versions of R. The new features include support for the specification of the roles of package authors (e.g.,maintainer, author, contributor, translator, etc.) and more flexible formatting/printing tools among various other improvements. Here, we introduce the new classes and their methods and indicate how this functionality is employed in themanagement of R packages. Specifically, we show how the authors of R packages can be specified along with their roles in package 'DESCRIPTION' and/or 'CITATION' files and the citations produced from it.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Who Did What? The Roles of R Package Authors and How to Refer to Them
Title of whole publication Research Report Series, Institute for Statistics and Mathematics, Report 114
Year 2011
URL http://epub.wu.ac.at/3269/

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Hornik, Kurt (Details)
Zeileis, Achim (Former researcher)
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Murdoch, Duncan
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Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Research Institute for Computational Methods FI (Details)
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